SETUP: Setup begins at 8:00 AM. You may drop your items at the event location.
PARKING: Then please park in West Annapolis along Melvin Avenue. Attached is a map showing the event space on Giddings Avenue. Please DO NOT park in the 20 Ridgely lot, the MRE lot at 15 Giddings Avenue, at Grauls, at Hardesty Funeral Home or in any private lot in West Annapolis. Please do not park on Annapolis Street or Giddings. You may be towed from any of these locations.
HOURS: Vendors are expected to stay for the entirety of the event, per the contract. Hours are 12-8PM on Saturday and 12-6 PM on Sunday.
GO GREEN: We are as plastic free as possible, including shopping bags, food utensils and etc. No styrofoam please.
Diana Love, Event Planner
1) Where is the exact location of the event?
You can use 101 Annapolis Street as a GPS location. The event will be held on Giddings Avenue.
2) How many vendors will be at this event?
We have 35 stalls for food and gift vendors
3) What are the dates and times?
December 7th 12-8 PM
December 8th 12-6 PM
December 14th 12-8 PM
December 15th 12-6 PM
4) What time do I need to arrive?
You need to be set up and ready to sell by 11:30 AM. Our staff will be on site by 8:00 AM. Please plan to stay all day. When you arrive, you may temporarily park on Annapolis Street and quickly unload, then go park. Please note that Annapolis Street gets busy as the morning progresses and you may not have easy drop off. Please plan to arrive early to make your experience more convenient.
5) Where do I park?
Please park on public streets in West Annapolis. Please do not park in any private lots, including 20 Ridgely Avenue, Graul’s, Hardesty’s, Art Things, Labbe Family Orthodontics, etc. This map will show you some available spots.
6) How big is each stall?
Each stall is 8 X 8. Each stall will have a roof, will be lit and will have signage. Vendors may bring their own tables and may utilize the back wall of the stall for merchandising.
The primary contact for this event is Diana Love, mobile 410-703-3062, email
DianaLove103@gmail.com The secondary contact for this event will be provided in future emails. In case of an emergency please dial 911 and direct emergency services to 101 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
A) Marketing: How will people know I am at the event?
We will be marketing this event through multiple online, social media and print channels. In return, we ask that you also market the event through your own channels. Please share! There is much to celebrate and we hope you will embrace the event.
B) Where can I direct people to look for more information?
The Facebook Event
The WABA Facebook Page
The WABA Website
The WABA Twitter Account
The WABA Instagram Account
C) What graphics should I use?
You can find the appropriate graphics here: Link to google file
D) How can I tell people about the event? Here is how we describe it:
West Annapolis Winterfest and Holiday Market
Location: Giddings Avenue in West Annapolis
Dates: December 7th and 8th, and December 14th and 15th
Times: Saturday, 12-8PM and Sunday 12-6PM
Cost: Free to attend
The West Annapolis Business Affiliation will host a European-style holiday market on Giddings Avenue in West Annapolis for two weekends in December. “I fondly remember the Christmas markets of my childhood in Belgium”, said WABA President and local business owner Frederik de Pue. “The markets were filled with all the smells, the tastes and the fun of my favorite time of year. We’re going to replicate that in West Annapolis.”
Beautiful stalls have been built especially for the event. The stalls will be centered around a tree, lights will be strung throughout the event space, there will be fire pits, plenty of gluhwein, and entertainment for young and old alike.
“This event is perfect for everyone, whether you’re on a date and want to stroll beneath the lights, or if you’re looking for something to do for the entire family”, said event coordinator Diana Love. “There will be food to satisfy every taste, wine, beer and hot chocolate. The fire pits will be cozy. Our vendors are carefully chosen for craftsmanship—we work closely with regional and local artists and craftspeople to ensure this market is a great place to shop for all your holiday gifts. Our goal is to bring warmth and cheer to this holiday season.”
The Holiday Market will feature hand-built huts lit with holiday glow. More than thirty food and gift vendors from Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Washington, DC will sell their wares. Additionally, local shops like Rutabaga Craft Juicery, Bean Rush Cafe, One Petticoat Lane, Wrabyn, Bella Italia, Grauls Market, and Art Things will be open, offering even more holiday cheer. “The holidays are a time to bring people together and that is exactly what we want to do in West Annapolis”, de Pue said.
8) Where can I eat at the event?
We will have multiple food and drink vendors on site. You may also try DoorDash or take out from all of our wonderful West Annapolis restaurants.